Blowing snow causes highway closures across plains and northern Colorado

Previously closed sections of I-70 and I-25 open

DENVER - Several Colorado highways were closed Wednesday morning because of high winds and blowing snow, state highway officials said.

The National Weather Service said blowing snow -- with winds gusting to 35 mph -- will at times reduce visibility to below one-quarter mile along I-70 and east of Interstate 25.

The following closures are in place:

  • SH 71 between Limon and Last Chance
  • SH 86 between Kiowa and I-70

The following highways reopened Wednesday morning:

  • I-25 between Wellington and the Wyoming state line
  • I-70 between Aurora and Kansas
  • SH 14 between Ault and Sterling
  • US 287 between Fort Collins and the Wyoming state line
  • SH 94 between Yoder and Edison
  • US 40 between Limon and Kit Carson
  • Eastbound US 24 between Colorado Springs and Limon
  • US 287 between Eads and Kit Carson

CDOT has encouraged motorists to call 511 or visit for current road condition information before traveling to the eastern plains Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.

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